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“Winter warmth”
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Divan Bodrum
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Golturkbuku
Certificate of Excellence
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Winter warmth”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

The Bodrum peninsula is struggling to establish itself as an all-year-round destination. Too many of its hotels are only comfortable in the summer season. No doubt that will eventually change with the coming of the Amanruya, the Kempinski and (it is rumoured) the Mandarin Oriental and the Four Seasons (on the site of the old Halicarnassus disco). In the meanwhile, one of the few cosy winter retreats is the Divan Palmira in Turkbuku. Extremely comfortable rooms, gracious service, log fires and an unexpectedly fine chef (though breakfast is a bit disappointing with too much coloured meat resembling spam). All for a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: Choose rooms closest to the sea in winter - further back in summer.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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DivanBodrum, Divan Hotel Management at Divan Bodrum, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear Jaypearson,

First of all thank you for sparing a time to review our hotel. We sincerely appreciate that you shared your experiences from your stay at Divan Bodrum.

Thank you again for staying with us as Divan Bodrum and we look forward to welcome you again.

Best Regards,
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

My wife and I went Divan Bodrum Palmira for a second honeymoon, just for a weekend from İstanbul. The sea, the hotel and the town was very quiet that I highly recommend for whom seeking peace. There was not a hıgh sun temperature, but the water was as warm as in the summer. It was a great fun to dive and swim on the private beach of Divan Palmira. The staff (except one, the waiter Ercan) is so kind that it is obvious they are well educated.

Divan Chain is already known for its high quality, comfort and service; but this place gives you more, it is also a very nice and a pretty holiday hotel.

Room Tip: very beatiful view at the back side, facing the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank adnanil
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

We visited the Divan Bodrum on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. We arrived late in the season so the hotel was very quiet, which was actually perfect for us. We enjoyed a great breakfast outside at the restaurant each morning, spent the day swimming and sunning on Divan's platform, and loved being able to walk to restaurants and bars at night.

Turkbuku is definitely a splurge and so is the Divan, but it was worth it. The service was good and the room was pristine - just what we wanted.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank WrldTrvlr24
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DivanBodrum, Divan Hotel Management at Divan Bodrum, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Dear WrdTrvlr24,

Thank you for sparing a time to review our hotel. We sincerely appreciate that you shared your experiences from your stay at Divan Bodrum.

We are looking forward to welcome you again.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Whilst we did not have the luxury of staying at this divine boutique hotel as we were based on a yacht anchored in the bay. We were fortunate enough to be invited to use the services and facilities for two days. The staff, food, surroundings and facilities were first class and of high quality. The staff and management were extremely friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend this establishment.
John & Kristi
Australia

  • Stayed September 2011
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1 Thank Jbuzz57
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DivanBodrum, Divan Hotel Management at Divan Bodrum, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Dear John & Kristi,

First of all thank you for sparing a time to review our hotel. We sincerely appreciate that you shared your experiences from your stay at Divan Bodrum.
Thank you again for trying us as Divan Bodrum services and we are looking froward to welcome you again.

Best Regards,
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed at a friend's home in Yalikavak and went to Divan three days for their beach, spa and dining services. Excellent service, good food, responsive staff. Çoskun (pronounced Joshkun) is the day manager. Very nice, very personable, excellent French and English. All of the waterspouts are right next to the jetty, very convenient, reasonably priced and fun. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MikeLinParis
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Tukbuku is a very sympathetic place not very big and very personal! Especially the Divan Hotel is small and personal! The staff was very kind and professional because of the presence of Mr. Demircan!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank ingelauwers
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DivanBodrum, Sales Executive at Divan Bodrum, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Dear Ingelauwers,

Thank you for sparing a time to review our hotel. We sincerely appreciate that you shared your experiences from your stay at Divan Bodrum.

We will be glad to welcome you again with the same quality of Divan Hotels.

Best Regards,
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Hello,
We chose this hotel for its relatively quiet location and its proximity to Bodrum Downtown. Even though Bodrum ( one of the most magical towns in the world, by the way ) is about 15 minutes drive, it was like having two vacations in one.

You can reach Palmira through a very interesting, funky and safe village. It is like a maze but hopefully you have a driver :) The hotel is nestled on a beautiful beach. The rooms are spacious, nicely appointed and new. We arrived at 1 am and the bell/reception staff received us very warmly- I personally can't imagine receiving anyone warmly at 1 am- and we were promptly checked in with no problems. The rooms have city windows that blocks most of the sound, but this is Bodrum, a great party town so don't expect to go to bed at 9 pm. Amazing mattresses, by the way!

The breakfast staff is incredible and they serve the buffet to your table and they are willing to prepare anything you want. In my case, Turkish soujuk was served in the pan it was cooked upon my request with fresh baked pita. They also have amazing cheeses that fashion local herbs both from land and sea. If you are a foodie, this is the breakfast you want. Pastries and jams are all homemade and incredible.

Lunch and dinner are great also, and the food on the beach tasted even better. Freesh fish from local fishermen are on the menu daily and it is the catch of the day or none, period. I am a hotelier by profession and a chef by passion and I met the chef in person - a likeable man with an easy smile.

The staff recognized us easily starting the first day and they always kept an eye on us. Turkish people have hospitality in their genes so you really see the true meaning of being welcomed in a place.

This hotel is highly recommended for those who visit the aegean region. It is a bit more expensive than the surrounding resorts but definitely worth it. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank selcukny
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Property: Divan Bodrum
Address: Kelesharim Caddesi No. 22, Golturkbuku 48483, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Golturkbuku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Golturkbuku
#6 Luxury Hotel in Golturkbuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Divan Bodrum 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Divan Bodrum Hotel is an oasis of casual luxury and serious serenity, a boutique hotel in one of the most exclusive corners of paradise that was named "the Most Excellent Charming Hotel of Europe and the Mediterranean" by Conde Nast. This exceptional distinction reflects the hotel's uniquely personal approach to guest comfort and satisfaction and its flawless combination of luxury and simplicity that allows guests to both get away from it all and have it all. Luxuriate on the private boardwalk, lapped by gentle waves or relax by the pool sipping a perfectly mixed cocktail with nothing more on your mind than which of our talented chef's tempting creations to enjoy for dinner. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Divan Bodrum Palmira Hotel Turkbuku / Golturkbuku
Divan Hotel Bodrum
Divan Bodrum Turkey/Golturkbuku

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